The History Paintings

The title for this project came to me on waking one morning…Along with both the images: Looking back through History and My Place in History. Not clear where such a project is leading.

Looking back through History (2020) Oil on linen 80×110 cms
Looking back through History (2020) Compressed charcoal on paper 42×50 cms
Looking through History; Drawing 1 (2020) Compressed charcoal on paper
Looking through History; Drawing 1 (detail) (2020) Compressed charcoal on paper
Jacobean Youth:2 (2020) Charcoal on paper
Jacobean Youth: 2 detail (2020) Charcoal on paper
Jacobean Youth:Drawing 1(2020) Charcoal pencil on paper 18×15 cms

After the initial painting in the series I pondered how to take the series forward; the result was a fusion of the landscape series with history. The changing landscape is our changing history.

Foulness Estuary: History Ebbs (2020) Charcoal on paper 83×83 cms
Foulness Estuary:History Ebbs 2 (2021) Aquarelle 50×50 cms
Foulness Estuary: History Ebbs (2021) Oil on linen 150×150 cms